Common Ravens are the most intelligent North American bird. They have complex social relationships that extend to other species. These “wolf-birds” have undergone the greatest range expansion of any breeding species in New York during the past 30 years. Formerly found only in the Adirondacks, they have spread across the state and now nest as far south as Long Island.
Ravens are common in the spiritual practices of many northern cultures. These complicated and fascinating birds are well represented in myths, legends, folklore, and literature. Presenter Tom Salo will discuss the cultural and natural history of ravens. He will use photos and videos from baited camera traps to illustrate some of their interesting behaviors.